Steuben, Lalique, Tiffany and Baccarat are some rare perfume bottle makers. Decorative designs from these companies include ornate engravings, bulb-shaped bottles, jewelry cast features and geometric shapes. Rare commercial bottles are those originally sold filled with a fragrance. Some rare bottles are porcelain.
Different shapes and silver filigree influence many rare perfume bottle styles. Steuben's bottles are known for iridescent bulb-shaped bases. Lalique did not add lead to the crystal, producing glass bottles in milky opal colors. Tiffany bottles feature natural motifs in sterling silver over glass. Some Baccarat bottles show art deco influences with structured shapes while others show ornate gilt overlays.
Steuben perfume bottles typically have round shaped stoppers. Some rare Lalique bottles use nude figurines. Baccarat bottles have stoppers of the same diameter as the opening. Ornate silver caps are another feature of rare glass bottles. Commercial bottles include those sold with perfume by Guerlain and bottles with Chanel, Dior or Jean Patou perfume labels are hard to find.
Other types of rare perfume bottles are made from porcelain. Stoppers for porcelain bottles feature gold accents. American made Lenox bottles are simply designed. French designed Jacob Petit human figurine bottles are elaborately painted. Bottles made from Meissen porcelain are rare collectibles also.